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PQ-7 Twinax to Laser-Quality ASCII Printer

Get complete 3812 emulation and autosharing!


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
1 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

Product Features

  • Runs high-quality graphics and laser printers.
  • Use with parallel-supported printers—parallel autosharing!


The PQ-7 is the next step up from the PQ-6 Plus (RO) (PCA35A-R3). The PQ-7 provides complete emulation of 3812-1 and its autosharing feature enables your PC and your twinax host to share your ASCII laser printer. Just attach the host via the twinax port and the PC through the mini Centronics® parallel port. Print jobs are handled first come, first served. Printer cable is included.

Printers supported:
  • IBM or compatible laser
  • HP PCL® 4
  • Epson®

  • Product includes:
  • (1) parallel printer cable
  • (1) mini-Centronics to DB25 cable
  • (1) DB9 twinax “V“ cable

  • This product works with:
  • Twinax Cable (EWN010)
  • Questions? Contact Tech Support.

    Tech Specs

    Connectors (1) DB9 twinax V-cable, (1) mini Centronics parallel, (1) 25-pin IBM PC parallel output to printer, (1) barrel for power F
    Emulation IBM 4214, 5225, 5224, 5256, and 3812-1 (non IPDS)
    Indicators (4) LEDs: Power, Ready, Line Sync, PC Share
    Power 115 VAC, 60 Hz, 15 watts (230-VAC, 50-Hz version on request)
    Size 1.5"H x 6.3"W x 9.8"D (3.8 x 16 x 24.9 cm)
    Weight 2.5 lb. (1.2 kg)
    This product works with:
  • Twinax Cable (EWN010)
  • Questions? Contact Tech Support.

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



    Double Diamond Warranty Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The PQ-7 Twinax to Laser-Quality ASCII Printer comes with a standard 1 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.